Mariners’ emergency landing drama

A flight carrying the Mariners to Perth for their Hyundai A-League clash with Glory has been forced to make an emergency landing in Adelaide, reports ABC.

A flight carrying the Mariners to Perth for their Hyundai A-League clash with Glory has been forced to make an emergency landing in Adelaide, reports ABC.

According to the ABC, a smoke warning alarm sparked the emergency landing with police and emergency crews put on standby at Adelaide airport around 12.40 today.

The Airbus A330 had 266 passengers on board.

Qantas issued a statement after the flight landed in the South Australian capital:

‘The flight deck received a warning light indicating a technical issue, so as a safety precaution the pilots made the decision to divert to Adelaide.

‘The aircraft landed without incident and passengers disembarked via normal procedure through the aerobridge.-

The Mariners are due to play on Saturday in a game that-s vital for their top two hopes.

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 5 April 6.45pm nib Stadium Click here to purchase tickets. Follow the match on Twitter using the hash-tag #PERvCCM